Suspect nabbed in Hamas killing: Dubai police

Last Updated: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 15:53

Dubai: Dubai`s police chief says a key suspect in the killing of a Hamas operative in the city-state has been arrested in a Western country.

Lt Gen Dahi Khalfan Tamim`s comments were published on Monday in The National newspaper.

The police chief told the Abu Dhabi government-owned daily the suspect played a key role in the January 19 killing of Hamas commander Mahmoud al-Mabhouh.

But he says the country that made the arrest about two months ago asked that details of it not be made public.

It isn`t clear if the suspect is still being held.

Dubai police say al-Mabhouh was almost certainly assassinated by a hit squad sent by Israel`s Mossad spy agency.

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First Published: Monday, October 11, 2010 - 15:53

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